Looking for inspiration, I walked into Whole Foods. After inspecting a purple cabbage and a foreign, rather spikey fruit, I discovered a display of the saddest looking satsuma oranges. They were obviously soon moving to the trash. Moldy. Dead leaves. Squished. Bruised. PERFECT. I delicately placed the more interesting specimens in my basket, bought them as a discounted price that didn’t seem steep enough (but it is “Whole Paycheck”), and I brought them to the studio the next day.
I previously discovered this dusty, beautifully window-lit corner of the stairwell n the 100+ year old studio building. The old floors and light quality coming through haven’t-ever-been-cleaned windows was perfect for my sad oranges.
Ideal position for shooting: on my belly. Classic Mary. Arrived wearing black pants. Departed wearing grey ones.
All images © Mary Hautman.